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  • Hiking In Arizona's Playground

    AZBW|Oct 1, 2022

    From late fall through early spring, hikers at all levels enjoy hiking the vast network of scenic hiking trails in the Lake Havasu City area. "The biggest mistake that visitors to Lake Havasu City make is packing swimming trunks and fishing poles but leaving the hiking boots at home."~Roger Naylor, travel writer for The Arizona Republic, avid Arizona hiker and member of the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame. Learn More Lake Havasu City's hiking trails feature a wide range of terrain, natural... Full story

  • Hiking Essentials

    Margie Anderson|Sep 1, 2015

    I've been telling you about a lot of great hikes lately, and hiking is one of my favorite outdoor activities. Because I've been hiking and hunting for so many years, I've learned a thing or two about what to carry. Thing is, you want to be prepared because you could be miles from the car with no cell service, but you don't want to lug around a lot of extra weight. I am always the one with the backpack on our family adventures, and I sure don't want that thing heavier than it needs to be. So,... Full story

  • Page Springs And Bubbling Ponds

    Margie Anderson|May 15, 2014

    Page Springs Fish Hatchery is a wonderful destination for a day trip - that's right, the Fish Hatchery is a destination! For starters, it's free. Kids will love it because there is a trail that meanders along the creek, plus there is a picnic area where you can have some lunch and something cool to drink while the kids look at all the fish in the tanks. Speaking of kids, be sure to bring some quarters so the kids can feed the big trout in the show pond. It's even fun for grown-ups - get a... Full story

  • Cave Creek Regional Park

    Margie Anderson|Mar 15, 2014

    When conditions are right, you don't have to go far from Phoenix to see spectacular wildflower displays. We've had some decent rains this winter, so this might be one of those years. One place you should definitely try is Cave Creek Regional Park. The park has over 11 miles of trails, and the hikes range from less than a quarter mile in length to almost six miles. We hiked the Overton Trail and part of the Go John in early April one year and the flowers were incredible - in places, the blossoms... Full story

  • Wonderful Winter Hikes - With or Without Kids

    Margie Anderson|Dec 15, 2013

    Things can get hectic in the winter – the kids are still in school and the holidays can make everyone feel rushed. Getting outside and taking a nice long hike can be one of the most relaxing things you can do. Exercise reduces stress, and if your kids are going stir crazy, letting them burn off steam on the trail will go a long way toward restoring peace in your home. You don't have to take the entire weekend off, or even a whole day – there are probably places to hike right near where you liv... Full story